Thanks Trent. I use an electric Yamaha with a guitar bug during worship, and use it for solo sections and transitions, run it through an Zoom effects pedal.
Hey Lowell, just saying hi--I'm also a violinist/writer/contemporary worship leader. Usually lead from guitar or keys, but use violin a lot too. I find it's a "secret weapon" that seems to give me instant credibility and connection with any generation and I'm sure you've experienced the same thing. Glad you found TWC...